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GUAM FINISHES 10th MICRONESIAN GAMES WITH 32 MEDALS – 14 GOLD

Track & Field reel in most of Guam’s medals

By Patrick Lujan

Guam’s small delegation to the 10th Micronesian Games will bring home 32 total medals as the Games comes to a close on Monday in Majuro. Guam sent teams to participating in basketball, tennis, track & field, spearfishing and beach volleyball.

Our men’s and women’s basketball teams started and ended the Games on a high note as they captured gold in the 3×3 tournament and wrapped up the Games winning the 5×5 tournament.

The women’s squad had no problems, cruising to gold over the CNMI in the finals, while the men’s team had a tougher foe in Pohnpei, but still remain unbeaten in the Micro Games (9 gold in 9 Games).

Regine Tugade kept her crown as queen of the track, defending her title as the fastest woman in Micronesia and breaking the Guam and Micronesian records in the 100m sprint (11.76 seconds).

Tugade led the Guam Athletics squad with four gold, one silver and two bronze. Fresh off of graduation from GW, Aleah-Rae Castro finished with an impressive two gold, two silver and three bronze. Jovan Pineda came away with three gold and a bronze to add to Guam’s collection.

The beach volleyball duo of Kendra Byrd and Lori Okada came oh-so-close in winning gold, only to fall in the title game to Palau in a nail-biter. Nevertheless, they still garnered Guam’s first medal in the sport at the Games.

Todd Genereax (individual gold) led the spearfishing team to yet another gold for a 4-peat. After winning in Palau (2010), Pohnpei (2014), Yap (2018), Guam can add the waters of Majuro to their golden chest.

CNMI Record

Our brothers and sisters from the north really brought their ‘A’ game, breaking the record for most gold medals in Micro Games history with 70 gold. The old record was held by Guam with 56 when we hosted the Games in 1994.

11th Micronesian Games

Since the 2022 Games were pushed to this year, the organizers will get right back into the four-year cycle and hold the 11th edition in 2026 in Nauru.

GOLD

Women’s Basketball (3×3)

Women’s Basketball (5×5)

Men’s Basketball (3×3)

Men’s Basketball (5×5)

Individual Spearfishing: Todd Genereax

Team Spearfishing

Women’s 100m track: Regine Tugade

Women’s 200m track: Regine Tugade

Women’s 400m track: Aleah-Rae Castro

Women’s Triple Jump: Regine Tugade

Men’s 110m Hurdles: Jovan Pineda

Men’s 400m Hurdles: Jeofry Limtiaco

Men’s Triple Jump: Jovan Pineda

Mixed 4x400m Relay: Jovan Pineda, Regine Tugade, Jeofry Limtiaco, Aleah-Rae Castro

SILVER

Women’s Beach Volleyball: Kendra Byrd and Lori Okada

Women’s 400m track: Taylor-Ann Santos

Women’s 1500m track: Keira Paz

Women’s 5000m track: Keira Paz

Women’s 10000m track: Keira Paz

Women’s 100m hurdles track: Aleah-Rae Castro

Women’s 400m hurdles track: Aleah-Rae Castro

Women’s High Jump: Regine Tugade

Women’s Triple Jump: Taylor-Ann Santos

Team Tennis: Aarman Sachdev and Aidan Schembari

BRONZE

Women’s 100m track: Aleah-Rae Castro

Women’s 200m track: Aleah-Rae Castro

Women’s 4x100m relay: Taylor-Ann Santos, Regine Tugade, Aleah-Rae Castro, Keira Paz

Women’s Long Jump: Regine Tugade

Men’s 400m track: Jeofry Limtiaco

Men’s Long Jump: Jovan Pineda

Individual Tennis: Aarman Sachdev

Doubles Tennis: Aarman Sachdev and Aidan Schembari

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